Pregnant woman dies after being hit by train in Slough

Officers investigating circumstances that led to death

Alina Polianskaya
Tuesday 09 January 2018 10:50 GMT
British Transport Police attended the scene at Slough train station
British Transport Police attended the scene at Slough train station (Getty)

A pregnant woman has died after being struck by a train in Slough, police have said.

British Transport Police were called to the station in Berkshire at 8.51am on Monday morning. The woman, who was in the thirties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are investigating the circumstances that led to her death.

A BTP spokesman said: "The woman has not yet been formally identified, but it is believed that she was pregnant at the time of her death.

"Officers are continuing to work to establish the circumstances around how the woman came to be struck by the train, and specialist officers are supporting her family at this difficult time."

He added: "We are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident."

The driver of the Great Western Railway train involved in the collision is also being given professional support.

Trains between London Paddington and Reading were significantly disrupted for much of the day following the incident during yesterday’s rush hour, with some services cancelled.

Passenger Oliver Riley, who was on the train from Paddington that hit the woman, told the BBC: "[The delays] are inconvenient, but the circumstances are sad. Someone has had a much worse day than me."

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, with reference 54 of 8 January.

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